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Jan 31, 2013 3:00pm EST
, there are a whole host of taxes across a number of sectors. there's taxes on investment income. there's taxes on devices. there's taxes on drugs, and all of that flows through ultimately to premium that employers have to pay for their employees. that's going to get reflected in the cost of their prices to consumers, so ultimately it gets right back to the consumer. >> you said on "the call" today some companies are trying to avoid health coverage by reducing employees' hours. i'm wondering if that's one of the unintended consequences of this whole thing of what we need to consider and what the broad implications might be on the overall employment picture as a result of affordable care act. >> well, i think that one of the things that we always know about regulation, that as long as we're part of a free market, which is what our country is, that people are going to find a way to fix it to work for them economically, and so one of the things that we will see in the service industries, particularly hospitality and retail, is we're going to see people shorten hours on some of their employees to b
Jan 29, 2013 3:00pm EST
, and now a lot of those uncertainties have been wiped away with the budget ceiling and the tax situation that i think gives us a great deal of improvement, but as dandy don used to say when he hosted "monday night live," when it became obvious, he used to sing "turn out the lights, the party is over," and i think that's what's happening now. investors are realizing that the bond market party may be over, and it's time to shift to equities. >> let me ask you again. how are you allocating capital then in. >> we like a lot of sectors in the equity market. we like energy, materials and industrials, and some of the technology names are looking really pretty right now. >> rick, it's a perfect segue to you. he said the bond market party may be over. is it? >> well, no, i absolutely do not think so. here we are still toying with 2% as we get close to record highs in the dow jones industrial average. there's an incongruent relationship there, just like there's an incongruent relationship with the fact that we're talking about the dow near records, and tomorrow morning at 8:30 eastern i'm going to
Jan 28, 2013 3:00pm EST
. the fiscal cliff was a big issue on the tax side. we've extended the debt ceiling to may. that really could be july. i don't know that they represent the risks that a lot of people thought was represented in august 2011 heading into it. we realize hindsight, yields did not spike dramatically. we didn't get a massive number of investors whether it was institutions, pension funds that were forced out of treasuries. because of that aaa rating gone. i think we learned some lessons. but i still think unfortunately washington and the ranker and the political system remains one of them. >> it sounds you're not as worried about washington. >> we're sadly becoming immune to their antics. >> we'll leave it there. good to see you. thank you so much. >>> about ten minutes to go before we close it up on monday on wall street here. dow jones industrial average still hanging in just below 13,900. >>> well, it has been the feud that continues to be the buzz on wall street. >> and in 2003 i get a call from this ackman guy. he's like the cry baby in the schoolyard. >> carl icahn does not have a good reputati
Jan 30, 2013 3:00pm EST
to what's already there from the tax increases we saw earlier in the month, and you put it all together and you've got 1.5% to 2% of fiscal drag instead of the usual boost so i think it will slow us pretty rapidly. you know, given that we're flat in the fourth quarter, it's not a good sign. >> when does the debt catch up to us then? i mean, do you worry about the $17 trillion debt, $16.4 trillion debt? when does that catch up? >> you know, i don't worry about it too much for two reasons. one, i tried to worry about it with japan and lost an awful lot of money betting on interest rates going up there. secondly, remember, interest rates on outstanding debt are about 80 basis point on average for the government so the debt interest rate burden is about 1.5% of gdp. that's about as low as it's ever been. we're lucky, but that's the way it is. >> lindsey, so what's the answer here? let's just assume that the -- that the sequester takes effect. >> sure. >> that you do have the pullback in spending. seems to me that would put an awful lot of pressure on the fed to try to do something even more
Jan 24, 2013 3:00pm EST
, you know, from a corporate perspective, we'd love to see something done on the corporate tax rate here in the u.s. love to keep more jobs here. just got to find a way to solve that problem. >> how does obama care and the health reform affect you as a company? >> well, certainly it provides re people will be covered by prescriptions. that's great news for the entire pharmaceutical space. for our particular company, we don't focus so much on continuous care medicines. we generally focus on women's health, those kind of issues so for us not as great but for other pharmaceutical companies great opportunity. >> we'll let you go. they will be anxious to get you up to the balcony so you can ring the closing bell. your logo is green. why didn't you wear green? >> i wore green for him. >> you're australian? >> yeah, i'm starting to forget it. >> no idea. >> we're about to enjoy the close with 20 minute to go here, and the market is continuing to levitate a bit. >> absolutely. still marching closer and closer to a all-time high. really driving this rally? is it fundamentals or just the fed's eas
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